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Post Best villain roles/songs?
What do you guys think are the best villainous parts, or even just songs, in Musical Theatre? And I don't mean misunderstood anti-hero type parts like Javert, I mean proper villains. People who revel in their wrongdoing. Bill Sykes comes to mind for me.


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I don't know why, but "Lonely Room" from Oklahoma comes to mind. It was creepy when I saw it live.


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Mrs Lovett. Mrs Lovett. Off course Mrs Lovett. :)

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Mordred and his 'Seven Deadly Virtues" (Camelot)
Caldwell B. Cladwell and his "Dont be the Bunny" (Urinetown)
Judge Turpin and his 'Mea Culpa/Johanna" (Sweeney Todd)
Nigel Rancour and his 'Legal Heir" (Somethings Afoot)
Chauvalin and his 'Falcon in the Dive" (Scarlet Pimpernel)
Captian Hook and his 'Hook's Waltz' (peter Pan)
Sebastian and his 'Fiasco" (Coco)
Scar and his "Be Prepared" (Lion King)
President , Lawyer & Prospector and their "Spring of Next Year" (Dear World)

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Cora Hoover Hooper and "Me & My Town" (Anyone Can Whistle)
Miss Trunchbull and "The Stench of Rebellion" (Matilda)
Ursula and "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (The Little Mermaid - although she was much more fabulous in the original film)
Jigger and "Stonecutters Cut it on Stone" (Carousel)
Miss Hannigan and "Little Girls" (Annie)

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I wouldnt call Cora Hooper a villian..more of a corrupt comic politician.

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Miss Hannigan and "Little Girls" (Annie)


Although I don't have a problem with the character, I don't think Little Girls is a particularly great villain song or a good song in general.

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I think "Little girls' is an excellent song..and has some brilliant lyrics...Dortothy Louden became a star thanks to her delivery of it.

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Kodaly in She Loves Me with "Grand Knowing You"
Little Harp and Big Harp in The Robber Bridegroom with "Two Heads"
Hector Charybdis in The Golden Apple with Hector's Song
Gen. Bullmoose in Li'L Abner with "Progress is the Root of All Evil"


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and how could I forget 'Those Were the Good Ol' Days" - 'devilishly' performed by Ray Walston in 'Damn,Yankees!'

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The queen from Once Upon a Mattress is a good villain. Shes pretty fun to play. Also from Into the Woods, "Greens Greens" section from the prologue is really fun and very villainous.


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